I’d wager that there aren’t many examples of the S10 model left in the world, especially as they were sold in few countries to start with. This one is for sale in Oregon at the moment and looks to be a really great shape. Launched in 1975, the S10 model was the second generation Nissan Silvia, preceded by the Fairlady based CSP311 which had ceased its very limited production in 1968 after only 554 were built. In the US, the model was badged as a Datsun 200SX and came complete with colossal Federal spec bumpers to replace the svelte versions seen on the Japanese models. I don’t believe this model was sold in Europe at all. I did once see images online of one in Portugal, although that looked to be a US import as it featured ‘those’ bumpers.
The one offered here looks very original, right down to it’s funky stripes and ornate hub caps. Surely, one of the most bizarre looking cars ever sold by Nissan and whilst it isn’t exactly handsome, it’s still a car well worth preserving in my opinion. At $3500, I reckon that this is quite a good deal for such a rare car. See the original ad on Craigslist HERE.